Grade 7 Technology Education Unit 1 Big Ideas Unit 2 Basic Skills Unit 3 Design Activity
Unit 1 Topic 1 Tools of Communication Past, Present, Future
1.01 Evolution of Communications Technology Go to the following website and view the history of communication from early alphabets to modern time internet http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bl_history_of_communication.htm
Local Companies Aliant provides phone services and fibre optic internet communications. Eastlink provides cable and fibre optic internet. Bell Mobility provides cell phone service.
1.02 The Atlantic Region and Communication Technology
How have communications technologies been used in our local community (ex. Phones and Internet)
How have communications technologies been used in the Atlantic Region (ex. Phones and Internet)
Researh project; Evolution of local phone or internet system / Rural vs. Urban 1. (NewTel/Wikipedia) 2. http://clarenville.newfoundland.ws/Clar_Telegraph.asp
The first transatlantic telegraph cable crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Foilhommerum, Valentia Island , in western Ireland to Heart's Content , in eastern Newfoundland . The transatlantic cable bridged North America and Europe , and expedited communication between the two. Whereas it would normally take at least ten days to deliver a message by ship, it now took a matter of minutes by telegraph . Go to the following site to learn more; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_telegraph_cable
1.03 Digital Convergence Digital Convergence - The process of combining digital text, graphics, video, and sound into single multimedia product. Ex. online encyclopedia/youtube Handout: Appendix A page A1-A3
1.04 In the home or at school How do we make use of communications technologies at home or in school on a daily basis?